ELEGY FRAGMENT II

Robert Motherwell
ELEGY FRAGMENT II
aquatint
1985

An original hand-signed Robert Motherwell aquatint print.

(Walker Art Center 360; Belknap 328.)

1985

Original aquatint, lift-ground etching and aquatint printed in two colors (light salmon, black) on Georges Duchêne Hawthorne of Larroque handmade paper.

Hand-signed in pencil in the margin lower right Motherwell.

A superb impression of the definitive state, from the edition of 52 (there were 15 additional proofs of various types), numbered in pencil in the margin also lower right.  Published by the artist in collaboration with Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, New York; printed by Catherine Moseley, assisted by Diana Donaldson at the artist’s studio, Greenwich, Connecticut. 

23 x 14 inches

Sheet Size: 34 x 24 inches

The formal structure of this print is related to Motherwell’s 1975 painting titled “The Spanish Death”.

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